Congratulations to Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder, who welcomed a baby girl on July 25, E! News confirms.
The name they chose is unique and precious: Bodhi Soleil Reed Somerhalder. Bodhi is of Indian origin, meaning “understanding of true nature.”
When Nikki and Ian announced the pregnancy in May with an Instagram pic of her bump on display, she wrote: “I know you, but only because I feel you. How is it possible to love someone so much already? All I know for sure is it’s the strongest feeling I’ve ever felt.”
She added, “We’ve been sharing this body for quite some time, and we’ve already experienced so much together. We can’t wait to meet you…Love your parents.”
At the time, Ian had shared: “This has been the most special time of our lives and we wanted to keep it between the three of us for as long as possible so we could enjoy this time with each other and our little one who is growing so fast…because that’s what they do, they grow so fast. Thank you for your kind energy.”
Don’t expect to hear from the family for awhile, as Nikki told Fit Pregnancy and Baby: “We’ll take the baby’s first month for ourselves. After the baby arrives, we’re doing one month of silence. Just the three of us, no visitors, and we’re turning off our phones too, so there’s no expectation for us to communicate. Otherwise, every five minutes it would be, ‘How are you feeling? Can we have a picture?'”
Nikki and Ian were married in 2015.